There are many advantages a company can experience from implementing wireless barcode scanners. According to an article posted to the website of National Barcode Scanner and drawing on information from the website Make Barcode, a company can save a significant amount of time, run its operations more efficiently and streamline its processes by adopting the mobile technology.
The article pointed out that old ways of doing inventory involved "a lot of manpower and number-crunching," which led to many mistakes. The use of barcode scanners cuts down on the number of workers needed for data collection and reduces the error rate by eliminating the need to log information by hand.
These systems not only reduce the chances of an error taking place, but they can also improve operations by facilitating the collection of data that can be analyzed to drive more informed decision-making.
According to Deltek, an enterprise software and information solutions provider for professional services firms, government contractors, and government agencies, gleaning data in real time about operations is the No. 1 way to ensure that decisions are rooted in facts. Furthermore, relying on out-of-date data can create serious setbacks.
"Out of date or irrelevant information will only send you off in the wrong direction with your decision-making; wasting time, money and effort in the long run," Deltek cautioned.
Given the potential consequences of poor data collection processes that can't capture up-to-the-minute information, a mobile barcode scanner that can be integrated with an enterprise resource planning system (ERP system) like those offered by Deltek is an extremely useful device, which can make processes faster, more accurate and more transparent.
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